So you’ve decided. The wedding theme is… Sparkle. It’s going to be reflected in your dress, your jewels, your shoes and your styling. Oh and fairy lights. Lots of fairy lights.But how do you extend it to your cake? While of course you can adorn your cake in embellishments (gems, jewels, glitter, fairy dust, you […]
Bakes by Jean was founded in 2015 by Jean Cleary-Coyne, a professional pastry chef now living and working in Melbourne Australia.
Jean’s sweet and cake making skills led her from Ireland (where she began baking sponge cakes and apple tarts with her mum at the age of three) to London where she worked at the famous Harrods of Knightsbridge for three years before travelling the world and landing in Australia in 2005.
In Melbourne, Jean worked for The Big Group, Australia’s largest privately owned catering events company. Bakes by Jean has grown by word of mouth through Jean’s large catering and peer network. She is known for her bespoke creations, unique to each event, and for her exquisite attention to detail- AND, did we mention the superb taste and flavours in everything she produces?
Whether it be a wedding favour, a tasty treat for your hens day or bridal shower, or something sweet to serve at the engagement party, everyone day is brightened with a little glitter. Or you could just make them for the one you love. Here is my recipe for gorgeous glitter gingerbread biccies – the […]
A colourful creation by Miss Ladybird CakesPolka Dot Bride sat down with our resident sweet-treat queens, Miss Ladybird Cakes, Dark Cherry and Bakes by Jean to chat about two of our favourite things – Colour & Cake.Check out these stunning creations, using both subtle and boundary pushing colour techniques. I dare you not to drool.Dark Cherry: Cake by […]
We’re so delighted today to kick off one of our first roundups for the amazing, the beautiful The Colour Issue! and it’s all about delicious cake! From cakes adorned with bright flower toppers to handpainted masterpieces. We’ve collected some of the most beautiful pieces from Australian cake designers. if you want to add a colourful […]
According to Jean Cleary-Coyne of Bakes by Jean, there are cakes and then there are CAKES! What’s so special about the latter? They’re made with love, passion and dedication. These are the secret ingredients Jean pours into all of her creations. Her aim? To produce irresistibly elegant cakes that also taste delicious. We chat to […]
2019 has been an amazing year of cakes here at Polka Dot Bride. We saw cakes that were minimal, cakes that were grand, Cakes that were too pretty to eat, cakes that made you want to dig right in, Our cakes are as diverse as the personalities of the couples we share and today, we’re […]
I must admit that I love tradition. I enjoy learning why different cultures have their own traditions and what they mean. Why do we celebrate Halloween? Why is it called “Boxing Day”? Why do we eat Chocolate Easter Eggs?It was very common practise for my parents generation, that the top tier of the wedding cake […]
Unlike serving a traditional slice of cake, dessert tables at weddings or events, are not only amazing to look at and to eat from, but the variety, flavours and creativity all laid out as a visual feast brings joy and happiness to the occasion. Dessert tables are all about having fun and wow factor – however executing […]
Bonnie & ChrisWhen it comes to historic wedding venues, there are few places that live up the enchantment of the beautiful Montsalvat and I think Bonnie and Chris, todays happy newlyweds agree. The beautiful stone buildings set the scene for a day that was about good food, good wine and plenty of loved ones. A beautiful marsala […]